We, at AMCOP would love nothing more than for you and your pet to have a long and healthy life together. Preventative care, the art of taking measures to stop disease before it happens, is a big part of that.
Custom Vaccine Schedules
Canine Distemper, Parvovirus, Feline Rhinotracheitis, and Rabies are some of the debilitating or life threatening diseases that can be prevented by vaccination. As a general rule, we follow the vaccination schedule recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association , the American Animal Hospital Association, and the Association of Feline Practitioners. We understand that vaccination is a controversial topic right now. Therefore we do not approach this procedure lightly or with a “one size fits all approach”. Which vaccines we recommend for your pet will be determined for each individual patient based on an evaluation of factors such as age, breed, lifestyle, travel history, and general health.
As a hospital we offer vaccinations for:
- DHLP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvo)
- RV (Rabies, including adjuvant free vaccine for cats)
- KC (Kennel Cough, aka Bordatella)
- Flu (Canine Influenza type H3N8 and H3N2)
- Lepto (Leptospirosis)
- Lymes (Lymes Disease)
- FVRCP(Purevax adjuvant free Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia, Chlamydia Psittaci)
- FELV (Feline Leukemia Virus)
Parasite Detection and Prevention
Did you know that hookworms and roundworms can infect humans? Fleas and ticks can also carry diseases that transmit from animals to people. Heart worms take residence in the heart and pulmonary arteries of our furry friends and, left untreated, lead to pulmonary disease, heart failure and death. Giardia, Coccidia, Tritrichomonas, Cryptosporidium are other organisms that can cause GI disease in our pets (some of which can also cause disease in humans).
At AMCOP we take very seriously our responsibility to help treat and prevent these pathogens from affecting the health of our patients and their families.
We offer state of the art parasite detection from blood testes to detect heart worm and tick borne disease to fecal examination using centrifugation (more accurate than in- house testing) to cutting edge PCR testing for elusive pathogens when needed.
If our tests are positive, then our doctors will compose an individualized treatment plan to eradicate these invaders from your pet. We have a full line of dewormers, flea and tick preventatives, heart worm preventative and treatments at our disposal in our convenient and fully stocked pharmacy.
For more information on parasites and parasite control, please visit the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) Website.
Unacceptable behavior tops the list of reasons that pets are abandoned our euthanized. We would love to intervene with your pet before things get to this point. Starting with the new puppy or kitten exam, we can provide tips and pointers to help get your new family member off to the right start. For the life of your pet, we can help with issues such as phobias, inappropriate elimination, unruly and destructive behaviors and aggression. Treatment may include behavior modification, desensitization protocols, pharmaceuticals, or referral to either a board certified veterinary behaviorist or a qualified trainer.
Is my pet too skinny? Too fat? Should I feed grain free? High fiber? Name brand vs. boutique food? How much food should I be feeding? Human grade vs. just regular dog food grade? It’s our job to answer these and more of your pet food questions.
The nutritional management of your furry friend has gotten really confusing. Our doctors and staff can offer recommendations to help you navigate the jungle of pet food choices.
You think commercial dog food is poison and will only cook for your pet? We can help with that too, by providing you recipes for balanced diets that will ensure your pet gets the essential nutrients he needs to thrive.
Over 50% of the dogs and cats in the US are obese. Chunky, fluffy, well-padded, big boned…whatever you call it, it’s not healthy. Overweight pets are at increased risk for joint disease, respiratory issues, and diabetes. We can help formulate a custom diet plan to get your pet from pudgy to perfect in no time.
For more information on veterinary pet nutrition, please visit the American College of Veterinary Nutrition resource page.